Why Unauthorized Overtime is Bad for Business

If you did not give an employee permission to work overtime but he or she does so anyway, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), you must pay the employee overtime wages. As noted in §785.11 of the FLSA, “Work not requested but suffered or permitted is work time.” The FLSA’s reasoning is that if the employer[…]

April Featured Client

  Professional. Ethical. Customer-service oriented. These are just a few words to describe Autopaychecks HCM’s April featured client, Killian Davis Richter & Mayle, P.C. (KDRM). A client since 2009, KDRM utilizes our payroll, labor poster, general ledger, and HR Support Center services, and we are grateful for our business partnership. Founded in 1991 by Keith[…]

What Every Employer Must Know About State Unemployment Tax

  Although most wages are subject to SUTA tax, certain wages may be exempt. In New York, for example, wages paid to babysitters under 18 years of age, church employees, and certain family members are exempt from SUTA tax. Therefore, it’s essential to check with your state unemployment agency to determine which wages are related[…]

Do you have dinner plans on Sunday, April 8?

  Do you have dinner plans on Sunday, April 8? Supporting Harmony Acres Equestrian Center, an Autopaychecks’ client that brings hope and healing to people, is as easy as enjoying a delicious meal, entertainment by the Williams Brothers Band, dancing, and a live auction. Click here for event details and read on for information about[…]

Never Mind the Feds: States Do Their Own Thing on Minimum Wages

Not only has California raised minimum wage rates in 2018, but other states across the country have passed increases as well. In Vermont, for instance, the minimum wage went up from $10 per hour to $10.50. New York has gone from $9.70 to $11.10. In some states, various municipalities have different rates from the state[…]

How to Write a Great Want Ad

Want to write a job ad that gets noticed? Here are eight simple steps: Use a killer job title — Add the top one to three things that will make the job attractive to an applicant. Include an emotive introduction — In a single paragraph, give three to five details that make the job exciting.[…]

How to Explain Benefits

The first thing employees are looking for during the hiring process is employee benefits. Yes, the benefits package is sometimes even more important than salary. Employees now expect comprehensive benefits packages tailored to their personal needs—not just to broadly defined demographics. But personalizing benefits packages starts with you truly understanding what your employees value and[…]

Wage Garnishments: What You Need to Do

There’s an official-looking letter on your desk: a court has informed you that a debtor is employed at your firm and you will have to start withholding the employee’s pay accordingly. There are instructions for handling this, and a notice that you will be held in contempt if you don’t respond. You will most likely[…]

February Featured Employee: Lori Jones

Autopaychecks’ February, featured employee is Lori Jones. Serving as a Customer Success Specialist at Autopaychecks, Lori has been with the company since August 2013. Prior to joining the Autopaychecks team, Lori gained five years of experience in payroll and human resources at a local, Grand Junction non-profit. Lori works in operations and is on the front[…]

When Should You Hire Temporary Help?

You’re doing everything possible to keep your business moving forward. However, does interviewing, hiring and recruiting top talent always get put off? Using temp-to-hire positions has a number of benefits. Bringing workers on temporarily gives you the chance to see if new employees are a good fit for your company without committing to them long[…]